Ankistrodesmus contortus Thuret 1856

Monoraphidium contortum (Thuret) Komárková-Legnerová

Monoraphidium contortum (Thuret) Komárková-Legnerováprox. National Botanic Garden of Wales. Collected by David John. - 17 March 2012. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Ankistrodesmus contortus Thuret 1856: 158, pl. I [1]: fig. 31

Published in: Brébisson, [L.] A. de (1856). Liste des Desmidiées, observées en Basse-Normandie. Mémoires de la Société Impériale des Sciences Naturelles de Cherbourg 4: 113-166, pls I, II.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ankistrodesmus is Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Monoraphidium contortum (Thuret) Komárková-Legnerová.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 March 2003 by Andy Taylor.

Last updated: 11 March 2020

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